We often hear from clients facing a similar problem: condensation (or sweat) forming on their cold pipe or component. One may think it’s something that can be overlooked, but water can cause serious damage to sensitive piping or equipment if left untreated. Corrosion (the gradual destruction of materials, usually metals, by chemical and/or electrochemical reaction with their environment) can...
A Connecticut university used to have a serious energy loss problem. One example of this was a valve in the mechanical room. Although hard insulation was dug out to form the shape of the valve, it still left the valve bonnet exposed, leading to significant heat loss. The temperature of the valve bonnet was 224 degrees. After installing a removable insulation cover, the surface temperature was...
How thick should your insulation be? There is a lot that needs to be considered when determining the appropriate insulation thickness for your piping systems and other components. It is critical to find the proper thickness, as the wrong one could potentially damage your equipment, cause unnecessary energy loss, or put your employees in harm’s way.
Knowing the Cost of Steam: How do you calculate your fully loaded MMBtu Costs? For steam-using plants and facilities, calculating steam costs, like calculating steam pipe heat loss, is an important step towards revealing energy and cost savings opportunities.
New York City Building Cuts Energy Bills by $18,5000 Per Year with Removable Insulation Jackets July 17, 2012 – New York City, NY – Interchurch Center is a 19-story building located on the Upper West Side. Although insulated during construction, the insulation had been removed and damaged as a result of day-to-day activities, which is typical for an office building with steam.
The Best Way to Insulate Steam Pipes? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, "insulating steam distribution lines can typically reduce energy losses by 90% and help ensure proper steam pressure at plant equipment.” While this statistic can easily convince you that insulating your steam lines must be a priority, it doesn't offer any advice on the best way to insulate your steam pipes. We’re...
Heat oil transfer is used in many industrial processes where heating or cooling is used to maintain a particular temperature. The asphalt industry uses heat oil transfer to manufacture their product. Hot oil systems for asphalt plants run at an average temp of 350F which makes thermal insulation at these plants a necessity, for energy savings as well as safety.
"The jacket designed by Thermaxx Jackets for the DA tank has made it so much cooler in the area already."Bill JohnsonEnergy Management, American University
A large school district in the San Antonio, Texas area had a major problem with their actuator “weather protection” covers. The covers were severely affected by UV rays and quickly deteriorated to a point that rain was able to get inside the actuator and cause major shutdown problems.
Nick Pellon, Thermaxx Jackets, USA, considers the advantages of removable insulation jackets in cryogenic applications.